Teen suffers electric shock, falls 30 feet from train trestle

METUCHEN — A 17-year-old suffered an electric shock and fell 30 feet after he touched high voltage lines while climbing a train trestle near St. Joseph High School on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The Edison resident climbed the steel trestle for the Conrail tracks, came into contact with the high voltage lines and fell at around 5:30 p.m., Metuchen police said in a statement.

He was brought to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The severity of his injuries were not immediately available.

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Source: NJ.com Middlesex

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